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Colour red indeed looks sexy on lips, but redness accompanied by soreness and peeling is definitely embarrassing. Chapped lips not only make a person self-conscious, they hurt a lot too. The biggest problem with chapped lips is that unlike your skin problems you can not hide it with anything. Try to load your lips with products and they will look more prominent.
I have a bad habit of licking my lips, and so I suffer from chapped lips problem very frequently. At times the condition becomes so worse that my lips split and bleed. No point telling the immense discomfort it creates.
Causes of Chapped Lips:
Some factors that lead to chapped lips are
• Deficiency of vitamins, iron or essential fatty acids.
• Allergic reaction to some chemicals.
• Excessive licking of lips
• Exposure to sun radiations
• Certain medications
• Change in climatic conditions
Home Remedies for Chapped Lips:
• Coconut oil is very effective in treating chapped lips. Simply apply small amount of oil on your lips several times daily.
• Aloe Vera is an amazing healing agent for our skin. Put a small amount of Aloe Vera gel on your lips daily to cure chapped lips.
• Crush some rose petals and add few drops of glycerin on them. Apply it on your lips every night before going to bed. It will help you to retain the color and lost moister of your lips.
• Rub a slice of cucumber on your lips to get rid of chapped lips.
• Apply castor oil on your dry lips to make them smooth and pink.
• Honey is a great moisturizer. Rub some honey to your chapped lips to heal them fast and retain their moisture.
• Apply some mustard oil into your naval. It is one of the most effective remedy to get rid of chapped lips.
• Mix together one tsp each of glycerin, lemon juice and castor oil. Apply this on your lips and leave it overnight. Wipe it off with cotton dipped in water in morning.
• Apply milk cream on your lips to heal the lips and to keep them soft.
• Apply a paste of honey and Vaseline on the lips and leave them for 10-15 minutes. Remove it by using a cotton ball dipped in warm water.
Some Do’s and Don’ts:
• To avoid dry, dark and patchy lips always apply sunscreen on your lips before stepping out.
• Never peel the dead dry skin from the lips.
• Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water. People who do not drink sufficient water are more prone to get dry lips and dry skin.
• Gently buff your lips, using a soft toothbrush, to get rid of the deposit of dead cells that will cause more drying and flaking.
• Never ever lick of bite your lips, it will cause more chapping.
• Vitamin A rich food, like, carrots, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables should be included in the diet to solve the problem of chapped lips.
• Apply lip balm every night prior to sleeping. Use pure shea butter if possible.
Some recommended products:
• EVA Lush Lips Nourishing Lip Balm Strawberry Bite (Review)
• L’Occitane Tinted Shea Butter Lip Balm (Review)
• Blistex Medicated Lip Balm (Review)
• Jovees Lip Balm (Review)
• Lipice Color Lip Balm in Sweet Rose (Review)
• Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm (Review)
• Biotique Bio Fruit Lightening Lip Balm (Review)
• Nivea Lip Care Repair & Protection Lip Balm (Review)
• Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm (Review)
• Bourjois Restoring Night Lip Balm (Review)
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